• Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
  • $25,540.00 -36,750.00/year*
  • Lebanon , PA
  • Hospitality - Food Services
  • Full-Time
  • 1830 Kenbrook Rd

Food Service Worker
##### Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
- ##### Open & closing dates
08/02/2019 to 08/09/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
WG 2
- ##### Salary
$14.59 to $16.99 per hour
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
2 vacancies in the following location:
Lebanon, PA 2 vacancies
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
- Duties
### Summary
These positions are located within the Nutrition and Food Service at
the Lebanon VA Medical Center in Lebanon, PA. The primary duties of
the Food Service Worker position are to perform a variety of duties
that are primarily concerned with food service or food preparation,
or a combination of both.
Learn more about this agency
### Responsibilities
- Sets up and replenishes food service counters and steam tables
with hot and cold foods;
- Serves food cafeteria style;
- Prepares service stands by setting up condiments, silverware,
and glassware for table service;
- Sets tables;
- Serves tables by placing food and beverages on tables;
- Delivers trays to patients' bed side.
- Prepares fruits and vegetables for cooking and serving;
- Makes coffee, tea and other beverages;
- Makes fruit and vegetable salads;
- Cleans manual and electrical utensils;
- Disposes of waste;
- Washes dishes, pots, and pans;
- Cleans dishwashing machine after use;
- Unloads supply trucks and places supplies in proper storage
- Cleans kitchen equipment, dining and storage areas, office,
hallways, and latrines;
- Waxes and buffs floors;
- Maintains garbage collection areas; and,
- Performs other duties as assigned.
**Work Schedule:** 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
and every other weekend
**Recruitment & Relocation Incentives:** Not authorized
### Travel Required
Not required
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
7408 Food Service Working
#### Similar jobs
- Food Preparation Workers
- Workers, Food Preparation
- Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- May be required to serve a probationary period
- Pre-employment physical may be required
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process
### Qualifications
**PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS:** The work of this position
requires light to moderate physical effort with continuous standing
and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and
bending. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 40 pounds
unassisted. May be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring
and scrubbing large-size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts
and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. May also
be required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment.
The work of this position is performed in kitchen areas where the
steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause
uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well
lighted but is usually noisy from food service activities, and there
is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been
dropped. The person in this position is regularly exposed to hot
liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces, and extreme
temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing
units. Required to wear protective shoes and gloves or other items
required by food handling guides.
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage
System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is
used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work
calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to
the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for
success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the
prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are
not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen
out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are
rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The
potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job
elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not
required, **your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by
detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.**
You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the
assessment questionnaire for this position:
- Dexterity and Safety
- Follow Directions
- Handle Weights and Loads
- Reliability And Dependability
- Special Aptitude - Food Service Work
- Work Practices
IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of
work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the
month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be
credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate
activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience
must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and
responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week
spent in such employment.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer
work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,
AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;
philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
### Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
### Additional information
**Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:**
Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per
pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served
as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal
employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or
active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be
used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such
credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date
and is not guaranteed.
**Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons with
disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5
CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with
disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical
disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans
with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For
more information on how to apply using this appointment authority
via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact
the facility Human Resources Department at (717) ###-####.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have
faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
**Veterans and Transitioning Service Members:** Please visit the VA
for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking
employment at VA, career development services for our existing
Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military
service members.
**The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)** provide eligible
displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection
priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To
be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found
well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any
Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about
ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources
website at
**Financial Disclosure Report**: Not Required
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow
credit for your response(s).
Your responses to the assessment questionnaire will be reviewed
along with the information provided in your resume and supporting
documentation to determine if you are qualified for the position.
If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a
determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and
or experience, your rating may be lowered and/or you may lose
consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions
carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Candidates who apply under All U.S. Citizens announcements will be
rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. Qualified
candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories
are defined as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that
substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position
including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient
in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in
the position;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the
minimum qualifications of the position including all selective
factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the
requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education
that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including
all selective factors.
**Application of Veterans' Preference**: Category rating and
selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above
non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible
applicants that meet the eligibility and qualification requirements
and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least
10 percent are listed in the highest quality category.
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Not Required
##### Drug test required
- Required Documents
**IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact
information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)**
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application
Package which includes:
- Resume
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if
applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this
position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all
documents required for your application, such as a copy of your
transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former
Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference or
ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
- Cover Letter
- DD-214/ Statement of Service
- Disability Letter (VA)
- OF-306
- Other (1)
- Other (2)
- Resume
- Separation Notice (RIF)
- SF-15
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
- Transcript
**Veterans' Preference:** When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible
Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or
for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must
provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and
character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are
currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or
discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to
your active duty service which reflects the dates of service,
character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of
impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others
eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of
eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 \"Application for 10
Point Veteran Preference\" with required proof as stated on the form.
**Documentation is required to award preference.** For more
information on Veterans' Preference, please visit
- Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal
Review our benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.
- How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this
position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the
documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The
complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on
08/09/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire
click sastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10568857.
1. To begin, **click Apply Online** to create a USA JOBS account or
log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select
your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and
complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click **Submit My Answers** to submit your application
package.NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses
and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJobs
account, sajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the
Application Status link and then select the more information link
for this position. The Application page will display the status of
your application, the documentation received and processed, and any
correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your
uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan
process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA
JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy
announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents
from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
**NOTE**: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a
condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of
Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals
who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where
patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as
part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,
VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers
(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary
units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA
licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and
unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee
basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,
and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable to
receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a
face mask throughout the influenza season.
### Agency contact information
### VHA National Recruitment Center
##### Phone
##### Email
##### Address
Lebanon VA Medical Center
1700 South Lincoln Avenue
Lebanon, PA 17042
Learn more about this agency
### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a
confirmation notification by email. After the vacancy announcement
closes, we will review applications per Category Rating procedures
to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After
the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and
applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred
applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by
the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive
a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging
into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information
regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help
- Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job
### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.
#### Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/541490000. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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